Student Voice Newsletter
What they say when they first arrive in Year 7:
“I love Dr Challoner’s. Everyone is very friendly and understanding; they all make my school life fantastic.”
“When people see you in your school uniform you feel really proud to be in our school community.”
“I think this school is brilliant.”
“Coming here has been a real adventure.”
“A homely and welcoming school.”
“It’s a school where everyone fits in.”
“I love being more independent.”
“Exhausting but fabulous.”
“Everyone is always smiling.”
“One big, busy, friendly family.”
“Big, busy, lively, cheerful – but most of all GREAT!!!”
What they say in their final year:
“I will never forget the fantastic opportunities and support that my school has given me. The teacher’s are always willing to help, and there is something for everyone here at Challoner’s."
“All the students at Dr Challoner’s benefit from and contribute to school life as individuals; we are, and always will be, proud to be ‘Chally Girls’."
“Since coming to Dr Challoner’s I have felt intellectually stretched, stimulated and enthused by teachers passionate about their subject."
“It is not only a highly academic school but there is a great feeling of ‘community’ which manifests itself through the House system, the broad range of sporting opportunities and the form system."
“Dr Challoner’s has given me confidence to attempt things I would never have considered before.”
School forum is our fortnightly meeting of two representatives from each class in the school. It is there (usually in Room 8) every other Friday, that we discuss, debate and attempt to resolve relevant (and sometimes contraversial!) school issues. As well as setting the agenda and charing (and on occasion calming) the 25 minute sessions, I also do whatever I can to carry forward our solutions and ideas. My role as Student Associate Member to the Governing Body assists me in this.
At the end of this year, after gathering and considering the multitudes of 'things we want and need', we are privileged to have a £1000 Student Voice budget to spend on whichever aspects of school that the representatives and I, feel will be the most beneficial to the school. This year I have been lucky enough to have many enthusiastic representatives involved in school forum, who contribute greatly to the forum's progression and development. If anyone has a particular longing for a certain agenda item, or has suddenly recalled a point they would've liked to make, I am more than happy for you to email my school account (you can find this email on the school intranet) or to find me around the school. To keep up to date on recent school forums, you can see my blog, on the Virtual Learning Environment, also found on the school intranet. My first school forum was about introducing myself and gauging which topics I should organise for the following forums, which have included, the introduction of Mr Cooksey to the school, curriculum, school uniform, PA, extra-curricular, maintenance and the School Charter .
Very best wishes from your Deputy Head Girl for Student Voice,